January 16, 2002




At the NRF Annual Convention: catalogers tops in online service

New York—Four of the top five marketers with the best online customer service are catalogers, according to a study by Customer Growth Partners. The New Canaan, CT-based consultancy announced its Internet service stars at the NRF Annual Convention here …

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January 16, 2002




Financial reports: MSC, Sportsman’s Guide, RedEnvelope

Quarterly Sales, Earnings Drop at MSC
Citing economic conditions and softness in the manufacturing sector, maintenance, repair, and operations supplies cataloger MSC Industrial Direct Co. (NYSE: MSM) posted decline on both sides of its corporate ledger. For the three months …

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January 16, 2002




Elle.com partners with Saks

b>Elle.com, the companion Website of women’s fashion magazine “Elle,” has partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises to launch Elle Shop as part of its redesign. Previously a content-only site, Elle.com now enables visitors to buy items …

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January 15, 2002




Black Box bests bottom line—barely

Pittsburgh-based networking products and services marketer Black Box Corp. (Nasdaq: BBOX) posted a19% decrease in net revenue for the quarter ended Dec. 31, to $179 million from $221 million the previous year. Net income increased a bit, to $16.9 million, or 9.4% of revenues, compared …

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January 15, 2002




At the NRF Annual Convention: O’Neill’s Mixed Forecast

New York–If U.S. Secretary of Treasury Paul O’Neill were a weather forecaster, he’d be predicting a mix of cloud and sun, with variable winds and temperatures. During his address at the National Retail Federation Annual Convention here on …

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January 14, 2002




At the NRF Annual Convention: the empowerment of multichannel marketers

New York—For those few marketers who still don’t believe that the more channels the merrier, the National Retail Federation Annual Convention featured a session of multichannel success stories, “The Internet’s Impact in a Multichannel Retailing Environment.” Moderator …

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January 14, 2002




Study shows improved Web service

Marketers are making it easier for consumers to shop online, at least according to a survey conducted by the Direct Marketing Association and Chicago-based consultancy The E-tailing Group. For instance, the survey found that the average number of clicks necessary …

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January 11, 2002




Patriotism sends AlbertsGifts.com sales soarings

A roll of toilet paper imprinted with the likeness of Osama Bin Laden and the phrase “Wipe out terrorism!” is one of the best-sellers at AlbertsGifts.com, the consumer Website of Pittsburgh-based manufacturer/marketer Albert Elovitz.
Launched in December 2000 to …

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January 10, 2002




Holiday sales roundup: Penney, Spiegel, Fingerhut, Williams-Sonoma, and more

Penney’s direct sales down 20% for December
As anticipated, December catalog and Internet sales at general merchandise cataloger/retailer J.C. Penney Co. (NYSE: JCP) fell 20%. For the five weeks ended Dec. 29, direct sales were $465 million, compared with $582 million the …

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January 10, 2002




Frederick’s suitors put on hold

Bankrupt women’s apparel cataloger/retailer Frederick’s of Hollywood, which in October signed a letter of intent to be purchased, will likely not complete that or any other deal until the the third quarter, says spokesperson Seth Jacobson.
Frederick’…

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